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J&K can show the way in de-escalation
Peace imperative for dialogue, development: Mehbooba
SRINAGAR, Dec 3: Stating that peace is imperative for dialogue and development, chief minister, Mehbooba Mufti today said Jammu and Kashmir can show the way in de-escalation of tensions between India and Pakistan as developments in Jammu and Kashmir have an impact on the relations between the two neighbouring countries. Addressing a gathering here after inaugurating a nursing college, the chief minister said people of Jammu & Kashmir have impor...
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Protests against killing of Fisheries employee at Vessu, Srinagar
Relatives demand FIR in the incident
SRINAGAR, Dec 3: Thousands of people today held protest demonstration against the killing of Fisheries department employee Assadullah Kumar at Vessu (Kulgam) in south Kashmir. The protesters were demanding that FIR should lodge against the Army and SOG of state police allegedly involved in his killing. They were also demanding intervention of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to ensure justice in the case. This morning when the news about his k...
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‘Police identifies house where Zakir recorded videos’
SRINAGAR, Dec 2: Police today said it has identified the house where Hizb-ul-Mujahideen commander, Zakir Rashid Bhat alias Musa had recorded the videos. Police in a statement said in its continuous crackdown on over ground networks of the militants, Awantipora police and 42 RR conducted an operation in Batipora Dadsara. “During the operation, a house belonging to Mudasir Ahmed Gunoo son in law of late Ghulam Mohi-ud-din Mir was searched where ...
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Ceasefire violations by India
Pak’s Army Chief asks troops to respond with ‘full force’
RAWALPINDI, Dec 2 (Agencies): Pakistan’s newly-appointed army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday raked up the Kashmir issue for the first time in his address to soldiers and asked them to respond with “full force” to any ceasefire violations by India along the LoC. “Each violation of any kind must be responded to with full force in the most effective manner,” he said during a visit to the 10 Corps Rawalpindi and troops at forward locati...
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BSF to scan borderline for possible tunnels
JAMMU, Dec 2 (Agencies): With militants infiltrating via a 70- feet long tunnel along IB in Samba district before being gunned down, BSF has decided to scan the borderline to detect more such tunnels. BSF does not want to give any chance to the militants to engineer infiltration along the IB in Jammu, Samba and Kathua districts in Jammu frontier, a senior BSF officer said. "We will scan the borderline to find if any more such tunnels are in th...
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People’s role important in maintaining law, order: DGP
SRINAGAR, Dec 2: Highlighting the importance of people’s role in maintaining law and order, Director General of Police (DGP), K Rajendra Kumar today stressed upon the officers to evolve an effective mechanism and ensure public safety, while dealing with the situations. He also stressed for synergy among the ranks to maintain standards of discipline. Rajendra said this during his day long visit to North Kashmir’s police districts of Baramulla, K...
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BSF jawan injured in ceasefire violation
JAMMU, Dec 2: One Border Security Force (BSF) jawans was injured when Pakistani troops today violated the ceasefire by firing on forward posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district. A senior BSF officer said that at 10 AM, a BSF constable deployed at a forward location at LoC in Bhimbher Gali sector of Rajouri district sustained an injury due to single round fire (sniper fire) from Pakistan Forward Defence location. The condition...
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IT survey at jewellers’ showroom
JAMMU, Dec 2: Sleuths of Income Tax department conducted surveys at the showroom of a Jeweller in Gandhi Nagar area, today. Official sources said that team of IT department’s Investigation wing under the supervision of Additional Commissioner (Investigations) surveyed showroom of Manik Jeweller and Creations at Gole Market to Nanak Nagar road Gandhi Nagar at noon. The sleuths were assisted by the local police and para-military force jawans wh...
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JKSPDC arbitration case: Minister orders inquiry for sloppiness
Mishandling to cost state exchequer a loss of Rs 21 Cr.
JAMMU, Dec 2: Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Law and Justice Abdul Haq today ordered inquiry into the alleged negligence by legal officers in the case of arbitration between Jammu and Kashmir State Power Development Corporation (JKPDC) and a private company. As per official sources, the mishandling of case expects to cost state exchequer a loss of Rs 21 Cr. While reviewing the arbitration matters of JKPDC and the subsequent fi...
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Obvious some lethargy has set in, Parrikar on Nagrota attack
`Those behind lapse will pay for it’
NEW DELHI, Dec 2 (Agencies): In the wake of Nagrota terror attack, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today admitted that there was scope for improvement in security as some "sort of lethargy" had set in over a period of time and said those behind any "lapse" would pay for it. The Minister also said that the recent surgical strike led to a sense of "uncertainty" in the Pakistani security establishment and it was also a good Confidence Building ...
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Pak should introspect why relations are tense: Jaitley
NEW DELHI, Dec 2 (Agencies): Blaming Pakistan for having uneasy relationship with India, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said it was for Islamabad to introspect as to why there were tensions between the two neighbours. “It is a serious situation. Right from the day this government had been formed and even prior to that, India has taken one step after another honestly trying to improve relations with Pakistan," he said at HT Leadership Summ...
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SC ruling on national anthem
Why only cinemas, why not Parliament.., courts, asks Omar
SRINAGAR, Dec 2: Reacting to Supreme Court’s ruling on playing national anthem before every movie in theatres, former Jammu and Kashmir former chief minister Omar Abdullah today asked why only cinemas, why not in Parliament, state Assemblies and counts to lead with an example. “That’s not the argument, of course we do. The question is why just cinemas, why not every day in Parliament in that case? Lead by example!!!,” Omar, who is the working p...
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Rajnath for intelligence units in para-military forces
LUCKNOW, Dec 2(Agencies): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today advocated establishment of intelligence units in all paramilitary forces, saying it would enhance their competence. “I feel, not only in SSB, intelligence units should be set up in all the paramilitary forces. It will enhance their work competence and efficiency,” he said. Addressing a gathering on the occasion of inauguration of SSB’s administrative building here, the Union Hom...
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Massive search operation in Pathankot
PATHANKOT, Dec 2: Pathankot, which saw a major terror attack in January this year, was on high alert today and a massive search operation was launched after a local resident claimed to have spotted four to five armed men roaming around suspiciously in this border district of Punjab. As many as 250 security personnel including SWAT commandos were deployed in the search operation in the hilly areas located on the border of Punjab and HP, police s...
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‘Er, Rashid detained at Patnitop on way to Ramban’
JAMMU, Dec 2: AIP Supremo and MLA Langate Er. Rasheed along with his colleagues was detained today by police at Patnitop on his way to Ramban, where he had to address a series of public meetings. Party spokesman Inam-u-Nabi in a statement said that as soon as Er. Rasheed reached Patnitop this afternoon he was stopped by a heavy contingent of J&K Police. However, when Er. Rasheed started arguing with the police officers, he was humiliated, thras...
> DyCM’s statement on Nagrota attack outrageous: JKPCC
> Niaz slams PDD-BJP govt for unscheduled power cuts
> Man-animal conflict: LC panel for clearing all pending compensation cases
> Rana lays wreaths on mortal remains of Nagrota warriors
> India-Pak dialogue will help reduce tensions: ANC
Srinagar-Leh highway reopens: Night temperatures plummet across J&K
SRINAGAR, Dec 2: Night temperatures in parts of Jammu and Kashmir remained below the freezing point on Friday, even in the Jammu region the temperature hovered around ten degrees above the freezing point. Weather office has forecast cold, dry weather in the state during the next 24 hours. “The coldest town in the state was Leh in Ladakh region which recorded season's coldest night so far at minus 9.1 degrees, Kargil town recorded minus 5.6," a...
> Hundreds of pellet victims still receiving treatment
> Visually impaired Khan is now Assistant Professor
> 23 attack bids foiled along LoC in Kashmir this year: BSF
> Bukhari distressed over prolonged power outages
> Kargil BJP leader resigns from party in protest against demonetization
Controlling and policing a cash starved nation
By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
Not long after union home minister Rajnath Singh euphorically remarked that the demonetization of Indian currency notes of higher denomination has stopped the terror funding modules and linked this to the decreasing stone pelting incidents, his deputy Kiren Rijiju has said "Illegal funds are being sent through 'hawala' and other channels to inimical forces in Kashmir Valley to incite protests". His other colleague, Minister of State for Home Han...
> Appointment of judges
> Demonetisation and GST
> Deplorable terror attacks
> No country for Rohingyas
> Discontents on demonetisation
A Good Move: Migration Gives Girls A Taste of Independence
By Rakhi Ghosh
After finishing her Class 12, Shalini Das decided to step out of the protected environs of her home and small hamlet in Odisha's Kendrapada district and shift to state capital Bhubaneswar to look for work. Her father had abandoned her mother when she was born and the older woman had raised Das into a strong young woman in spite of the crushing poverty and social struggles. "My father had wanted a son so he left us as soon as I was born. My mothe...
> Resentment against demonetisation will grow unless checked in time - By Brij Bhardwaj
> No tears for Myanmar's Muslims - By Aijaz Zaka Syed
> Why Me..! - By Robert Clements
> Deadlock in Parliament disrupts business - By Shastri Ramachandaran
> God's Idiot..! - By Robert Clements
Italy: "I say no"
By Gwynne Dyer
"Today saying No is the most beautiful and glorious form of politics....Whoever doesn't understand that can go screw themselves." It could have been Donald Trump before the US election two weeks ago, or Boris Johnson during the Brext campaign in Britain last June, but it was actually Beppe Grillo, founder and leader of Italy's populist Five Star Movement. Grillo unhesitatingly compares his movement to "Trumpismo" in the United States, and the F...
> Demonetisation: Voices from Varanasi, Modi's constituency - By Shwetank Mishra
> The Simla Agreement: Help or Hindrance - By Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai
> U.P stands on political crossroads - By Anser Kidwai
> Remembering V P Singh's fight against corruption - By Vidya Bhushan Rawat
> The ideological stagnation of Communist Parties - By Chepal Sherpa
Check corruption
Dear Editor, Presently manufacturers deliberately leave a big gap between printed Maximum Retail Price (MRP) or list-price and actual ex-factory price of commodities mainly to be used as bribe for purchase-officers in offices including those in government and public-sector. Many a times, actual ex-factory price is just one fourth of printed Maximum Retail Price (MRP) or list price. Examples are generic medicines meant for making available drugs...
> Excise-duty removed from branded gold-coins
> Saving-schemes should be made more user-friendly
> Highlighting private gesture of Union Minister
> Waive off school tuition fees
> Mobile Chargers
SC refuses to entertain plea to play national anthem in courts
NEW DELHI, Dec 2 (Agencies): The Supreme Court today refused to entertain a plea of a BJP leader and lawyer seeking playing of national anthem in all courts before the start of proceedings. A bench of justices Dipak Misra and Amitava Roy said it is not inclined to entertain the plea of BJP spokesperson Ashwani Kumar Upadhyay after Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi submitted that the petitioner should file a proper application. "Whether right or...
> UP court to hear plea against Farooq, Omar
> Constitutional compulsion to roll out GST before Sep next: FM
> India likely to step up efforts for Pak's isolation at HoA meet
> Army proves Mamata wrong, releases letter showing WB govt knew of exercise
> BJP slams Mamata Banerjee for politicising Army's mock drill
Trump unlikely to insert himself in Kashmir issue: Curtis
WASHINGTON, Dec 2 (Agencies): Donald Trump is unlikely to “insert” himself in resolving Kashmir issue between India and Pakistan as the US President-elect has signaled his interest in deepening ties with India, a top American expert has said. “It is highly doubtful that Trump administration will consider inserting itself into the volatile Indo-Pakistani dispute, especially when Trump has signaled his interest in prioritising deepening ties with...
> Bajwa rakes up Kashmir issue, asks troops to respond with full force
> Did Donald Trump really call Pakistan 'a fantastic place' and Nawaz Sharif ‘a terrific guy’?
> Manohar Parrikar discusses military, security ties with Bangladesh
> Pakistani Hindus oppose forced conversions
> Bajwa takes over as Pak’s army chief, promises to improve LoC tension
ASN School holds Anti-Drug Awareness event
JAMMU, Dec 2: The ASN Higher Secondary School, Channi Himmat organised Anti-Drug Awareness Programme, invoving 150 students of senior classes, at school premises here today. Superintendent of Police (South), Shahzad Salaria was chief guest while chairman Team Jammu, Zorawar Singh was guest of honour. Shahzad Salaria appreciated the role of the school management for taking an initiative to organize a much needed programme against drugs. He sai...
> Reasi Indian Style Wrestling meet on De 5
> Fencing trials for Senior Nationals from Dec 5
> Hyderabad bank on teamwork with knockout spot beckoning
> Distt Budgam, Baramulla Rugby 7’s championship 2016 concludes
> SSP XI Budgam defeats QCC Harda Aboora in opening tie
Some disruption is bound to be created but long term advantages are huge: Jaitley
NEW DFELHI, Dec 2 (Agencies): Some disruption is bound to be created due to demonetisation but long term advantages are huge, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday. In the wake of the escalating opposition attack on the government, he also rejected all apprehensions of the Indian economy suffering due to demonetisation. He further said that security printing of currency is a time-consuming exercise but RBI is calibrating the relea...
> Cashless ATMs a new normal for common people
> Now Parliament goes cashless
> India to invest $20 Bn in gas fields in next 5-7 yrs: Pradhan
> No plan to extend Dec 30 deadline for depositing demonetised notes: Govt
> 50 % tax on unaccounted deposits, 80% if caught: Centre
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